Pre-Professional Track Requirements

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The Athletic Training Program is designed to prepare those students for eligibility to sit for the National Board of Certification (BOC) exam upon successful completion of the undergraduate curriculum.  After passing the exam, the student can pursue employment in a wide variety of settings and practice as a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC).

In addition, the WLU Athletic Training Program offers a Pre-Professional track, which is specifically designed for the student interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree in a health care related field.  It includes courses, which will help the student fulfill most pre-requisites for application to graduate programs such as, but not limited to physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and even medical school.  It is the students’ responsibility to comply with the admission requirements from the graduate program with which they apply and assure that all pre-requisites are met.

The following courses are to be completed during the Freshman year: (9 Hours)

  • PE 240 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab
  • SDE 232 First Aid & Emergency Services OR SDE 252 EMT
  • AT 100 Introduction to Athletic Training

The following courses are to be completed in the Sophomore – Senior years: (64 Hours)

  • EP 450 Biomechanics
  • PE 326 Tests, Measurements, & Research Design
  • PE 345 Exercise Physiology
  • PE 395 Kinesiology
  • AT 200 AT Clinical Pract I
  • AT 205 AT Clinical Pract II
  • AT 220 AT Taping Bracing
  • AT 225 Therapeutic Modalities 
  • AT 300 AT Clinical Practicum III
  • AT 305 AT Clinical Practicum IV
  • AT 330 Rehabilitation of Lower Extremity Athletic Injuries
  • AT 335 Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Athletic Injuries
  • AT 340 Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity
  • AT 345 Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity
  • AT 355 General Medical Conditions& Pharmacology in Athletic Training
  • AT 400 AT Clinical Practicum V
  • AT 405 AT Clinical Practicum
  • VI
  • AT 410 Seminar in AT
  • AT 420 AT-A Problem-Based Approach  I
  • AT 425 AT-A Problem-Based Approach  II
  • AT 435 Administrative Aspects of   Athletic Training
  • AT 445 AT Capstone

Pre-Professional Track: (26 Hours)

  • CHEM 112/113 General Chemistry II/Lab – 4hrs
  • BIO 302/303 Human Anatomy & Phys I/Lab – 4hrs
  • BIO 328/334 Human Anatomy & Phys II/Lab – 4hrs
  • PHYS 101/110 Elementary Physics I/Lab – 4hrs
  • PHYS 102/111 Elementary Physics II/Lab – 4hrs
  • MATH 145 Pre-Calculus – 3hrs
  • PSYCH 352 Lifespan Development – 3hrs